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Stretch of the Week: Neck Circles

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
June’s second stretch of the week is a range of motion movement for the neck called Neck Circles. This movement will stretch the neck in all directions, and also provide insight into your neck’s range of motion. Read More

Debut Marathoner: 3 Ways to Prevent Training Injuries

Posted on by Athletico
Training for your first marathon can be a daunting task – not only do you have to build up your stamina, but you also have to do so while keeping your body healthy enough for the next training session. Read More

3 Traits of a Successful Pitcher

Posted on by Paul Kohler, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Henry Chadwick is credited with creating the first baseball statistics in the late 1800’s.1 To gauge a batter’s success, he formulated the batting average (hits divided by at-bats), and for pitchers, the ERA (earned runs given up per 9 innings pitched). Today, with groups like Fangraphs.com and the Society for American Baseball Research, there are mind boggling ways to analyze and predict the performance of baseball players. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Self Neck Traction

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The focus of June’s weekly stretches will be on the neck muscles. We have quite a few muscles, ranging from very tiny to very large, that attach into the neck area. If these muscles become tight they can cause a host of problems, from small headaches to more severe problems like tingling in the hands. Stretching the neck muscles can be a starting place to address these issues. Read More

5 Reasons to Work in the Midwest

Posted on by Athletico
The first Athletico Physical Therapy clinic opened up in Chicago in 1991. More than 25 years later, Athletico has grown to more than 450 clinics in 12 states – many of which are in the Midwest. Read More

Don’t Let Fear Keep You Out of the Game

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Injuries in sports are common and can occur at any age and at any time – including practice or competition. One of the consequences of injury can include fear of re-injury when the athlete returns to play. Fear can potentially be a limiting factor in rehabilitation and recovery. However, there are ways to address these psychological concerns during recovery to help athletes return to play with more confidence. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Pigeon Stretch with Bosu® Ball

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
May’s final stretch of the week is the Pigeon Stretch, performed on the Bosu® Ball for added stability and strength. This stretch (just like May’s other stretches) can also be performed without a Bosu® Ball. Read More

US Soccer: World Cup Qualifying in Panama

Posted on by Tyler Harris
Athletico Athletic Trainers Tyler Harris and Barrett Jones recently traveled with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) to the World Cup Qualifying CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which took place in Panama City, Panama. Read More
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